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Seventeen Injured In Maryland Bus Crash

July 27, 2016

Police believe a Toyota Corolla cut off a Regional Transit Authority bus causing the bus to leave the road and crash through a guardrail before coming to rest in a wooded area. Twenty-six passengers were aboard the bus at the time; 15 were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. Two people in the Toyota were also taken to the hospital. According to a release, the driver of the Corolla is at fault, but police do not believe speeding or alcohol were factors. The crash in under investigation.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this crash. In cases where serious injuries or even deaths are involved, crash victims or their families may pursue a negligence claim to recover damages for injuries and loss. Filing a school bus accident lawsuit can be a complex process due to a number of entities that maybe held accountable. Consulting an experienced attorney can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.

Many people involved in an auto accident lawsuit eventually face financial hardship, especially if they are unable to return to work. Some cases take years to settle which only exasperates the problem. Once a lawsuit has been filed, plaintiffs can avoid a financial shortfall with the help of litigation funding.

Litigation funding helps pay the bills and gives plaintiffs the staying power necessary to wait for a fair settlement. Obtaining funding is quick and easy. Our cash advances are based strictly on case strength; credit standing and employment history do not matter. After receiving a request for funding, Litigation Funding Corporation will request case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. Next, our in-house underwriters will evaluate the case to determine whether funding can be extended and, if so, how much. If approved, applicants and their attorney will sign a funding contract, upon which time Litigation Funding Corporation will send the cash advance via overnight mail or direct deposit into the plaintiff’s bank account. The entire process can take as little as 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, repayment of the advance is only made when the case settles. If there is no recovery on the case, no repayment is due.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney to help recover compensation for your loss. When you need help with life’s necessities, contact Litigation Funding. When you know your bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice.

Family of Teen Killed In Hayride Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

July 21, 2016

There are two main reasons people file lawsuits – to be compensated for damages resulting from the negligence of someone else and to bring awareness to prevent the negligence from happening to others.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the farm where a 17-year-old girl was killed in a hayride crash in October 2014.

During a Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hills Farm in Mechanic Falls, Maine in October 2014, the driver of a 1979 Jeep CJ5 lost control, careened down a hill and hit a tree. Seventeen-year-old Cassidy Charette died; more than 20 others on the wagon were injured. Investigators at the time said a mechanical problem with the Jeep most likely cause the crash. The driver was charged with reckless conduct. Harvest Hill Farms Inc. was indicted last summer on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault, driving to endanger and reckless conduct.

Cassidy’s parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the farm, the driver of the hayride and a mechanic who allegedly worked on the Jeep. The lawsuit lays out a timeline of events from that night.
• At the time of the crash, the Jeep did not have properly functioning brakes.
• The Jeep’s towing capacity was limited to 2,000 pounds with a braking system on the towed.
• The wagon’s weight exceeded 5,400 pounds.
• The towed wagon had no braking system.

The family is seeking unspecified damages for their funeral expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of companionship, according to the complaint.

The Charette’s said that their lives will never heal from the loss of Cassidy; no compensation or conviction will change that either. The lawsuit was filed to raise awareness and hopefully cause change so that no other family has to endure such a tragic loss. They said any financial compensation will be used to build the ShineOnCass Foundation, a charity organization named in their daughter’s memory.

Losing loved ones unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Resolving a claim can be exhausting; reaching a settlement is only half the battle. While Litigation Funding Corporation cannot bring back a loved one, we can provide a non-recourse lawsuit cash advance, known as litigation funding, to help supplement finances until a settlement is reached.

Applying for litigation funding is absolutely free! Furthermore, there are no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Once we receive a funding application, we begin the review process by obtaining case documentation from your attorney.

If approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Another great feature of litigation funding is that we are only repaid if, and when, you successfully settle your case. However, if your case is lost, you owe us nothing. For more information or a free, no obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND or complete our online contact form to get started.

Out of Control Driver Flees Scene after Fatally Striking Pedestrian, Injuring Three Others

July 18, 2016

A pedestrian was killed and a bicyclist was injured when a hit-and-run driver lost control of her vehicle and jumped the sidewalk, striking both women. The driver continued at a high rate of speed before colliding with two vehicles, a Mini Cooper and a Toyota Camry, that were stopped at a traffic light. When her car finally came to a stop, the driver fled the scene. She was later apprehended by police and charged with disobeying a red light and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The pedestrian suffered blunt force trauma to her head and was pronounced dead at the hospital; the cyclist suffered a fractured pelvis, broken leg, and other injuries. The driver of the Mini Cooper was transported to an area hospital; the Camry driver was treated at the scene and released.

The fact that the guilty driver has been charged does little to pay the bills for the victims. The deceased’s family members will probably in time file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. One immediate problem they are facing is how to pay for funeral and burial expenses; the family is asking the public for financial support to defray the cost of her funeral and burial.

Wrongful death lawsuits can take up to several years to finally reach settlement. Meanwhile, plaintiffs still have to pay bills and meet their financial obligations. Once a claim is filed, the family would be eligible for auto accident litigation funding, a cash advance that can help defray expenses during a pending claim rather than risking their credit with mounting, unpaid bills.

Litigation Funding Corporation works fast to approve cases for funding — often within 24 hours –because there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. There are absolutely no restrictions on how the money is spent, and the money is only repaid once the case has concluded, either by settlement or otherwise. If our client loses the case, we completely waive repayment.

If you are the victim of an auto accident, have filed a lawsuit and need financial relief, complete our online contact form or call our office at 1.866.LIT.FUND to see if your case qualifies for litigation funding.

Avoid an Early Settlement with Litigation Funding

July 14, 2016

Millions of people are involved in auto accidents every year resulting in serious injuries and expensive medical treatments. While life is not easy after an auto accident, it is even harder to fight for a quick and fair settlement. The insurance company will fight to keep the money in their own pockets through deny, delay, and defend tactics, even when a claim is valid. Without financial resources to sustain oneself until a settlement is reached, plaintiffs may have two choices – accept a less than fair settlement or jeopardize their credit score. An alternative would be to contact Litigation Funding Corporation.

We believe being forced to settle for less than you deserve because you are in a financial bind is not seeking justice and could result in losing thousands, even millions of dollars of fair compensation. A non-recourse cash advance, commonly referred to as a “lawsuit loan”, is a risk-free means of paying your bills while allowing your case to proceed through the legal process. If you are financially stable, your attorney will have more time to negotiate a much larger settlement.

Unlike a bank loan, there is no employment or income verification and credit score doesn’t matter; funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Because litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance, repayment only occurs once the case successfully settles; if the case is lost, nothing is paid back, not even the cash advance.

After receiving a funding application, one of our representatives will contact the plaintiffs’ attorney for applicable case documentation. If the funding request is approved, cash can be available in as little as 24 hours.
If you have suffered serious injuries in an auto accident due to the negligence of someone else, and medical expenses and the inability to work have resulted in financial duress, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Simply complete the online funding application or call our office toll-free at 1-866-LIT-FUND. We will review your application, talk to your attorney, and do everything possible to provide the litigation funding you need when you need it most.

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